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  1. Just a thought... I know there are those of you out there that have a vast knowledge of 1-1 automobiles. Even more here who know about kits produced over the years and their good or not so good attributes . My overall question is this, In building whatever you are working on, are you replicating something you have dealt with first hand 1-1 ? Something you have witnessed/worked on through life experiences ? Have you worked in the industry, carrying over that knowledge and interest to this hobby? Or are you like me. Trying to make make things look like those pictures on the internet with no first hand knowledge. (Wish I had hung around with more "car" people when younger. Grew up as a "boat" kid. LOL) I have a strange love of cars, although I don't always understand them. 😊 Thanx to all you true "car" folks here on the board, keep it rolling.
  2. This is one of the golden rules of model building. That being said... Its always a good recommendation to scuff up the surfaces while using an epoxy type glue. Nothing wrong with your choice to use it. Masking off places that will eventually be glued together can be troublesome, but the inside of a body isn't that hard.
  3. Thanx ...This was sort of a sidestep from an ongoing project of mine. Sometimes looking for the correct or nearest part can drive me crazy. It is a skill how some here can put parts from several sources together in a convincing way. I don't have a huge stash of kits to source bits from and have a hard time remembering just which one has what I'm looking for. Overall, this has challenged my building skills and techniques. There are things I would do different if starting over for sure. Learned a lot from this project. Now... This Ford FE front timing chain cover is next. Don't know if I have anything to start out with so as par, will most likely do it the hard way.
  4. I thought that looked familiar. 😂 Maybe these days they would make fun of self driving cars.
  5. If you watch the clip I'd say that soldier in the back was very explosive. Never drove a Pinto,But had my share of econoboxes. Had two Opel Kadett's. Wish one of them would have looked like this... No seriously, they were fun little cars and easy to work on.
  6. Thanx JC 😊 I wonder how many would like to add a supercharger to their Shelby Cobras? 😉
  7. Yup, they are also available in different magnification levels. Me, I had to take a Dremel to this bitt to better fit my "pin' head. LOL Another thing I like are these "CLIC" magnifiers available to +4 and also attached an Bausch & Lomb loupe.
  8. Yah, did some really terrific dioramas . The women I know are mostly of the end result and functionality mind set. I do have a sister who asks me how I am doing on my latest projects, though I do think she thinks Im weird to spend so long on a thing that does nothing but sit there and has no purpose she can fathom. 😜
  9. Absolutely gorgeous. I really like customs, and you sir have nailed that "Watson" look. Love it. Mild custom w/just that extra added panache. Great work! 😎
  10. This is quite a nice short animated film about that fateful race in 1955.
  11. This manifold is just about finished, some final seam filling with thin CA applied very carefully and shaping where necessary. Made a 2" scale spacer so the distributer can be used in the normal placement. Have seen a couple of "pop off valve" set ups for this type of manifold so decided to leave that detail out. I was playing around with the thought of adding the FORD script. That tiny piece of photo etch I was attempting to use ended up lost for ever on my hobby room floor.
  12. OK, a real album this time. found this one in a "cut out rack" many years ago. He was discovered busking in the streets of London. He described his sound as "Blufunk"... whatever you call it, its funky and infectious. One of my "desert Island Disks" .
  13. Nice stuff above... Heres a bit of Midwestern weirdness .MPLS SOUND? no , the post punk thing. Polka-punk in a long format . They were fun when they where around, worked in advertising studio with a couple of those horn blowers. hang in there for some sharp musical fun.
  14. Thanx for the clarification, You most likely stated this earlier at some point but I missed it. These rules are meant for protecting this site from being hacked? Or are they for keeping those bad guys from spamming? IE, logging in on a fictitiously created user account and starting a thread promoting the latest ED prescriptions or whatever.😜 Not knowing just how malicious these kind of attempts are and can be, thanx for being protective about the site. Ha, another lefty here. We are the "RIGHT"- brained people, 😊 tho not absolutely proven scientifically. I can't do anything with left handed scissors and bat right handed,so perhaps an anomaly .
  15. I copied this from lifework.com How to fix 404 page not found error. I changed my DNS server settings a number of years ago because I was having trouble with my media server grabbing metadata. It did help with that problem and also improved overall performance. Might be worth a try. Change the DNS servers used by your computer, but usually only if an entire website is giving you a 404 error, especially if the website is available to those on other networks (e.g., your mobile phone network or a friend in another city). 404's on an entire website isn't particularly common unless your ISP or government filters/censors websites. No matter the reason, if it does happen, giving another set of DNS servers a try is a good step to take. See our Public DNS Servers List for some alternatives and instructions on doing this. Not an expert but play around with this type of stuff from time to time.
  16. Must be frustrating as all heck. I haven't got the 404 in a long time. . Not a heavy user of this forum myself.
  17. Well It's not Saturday, but here is my new hobby room and bench. Not completely organized yet, getting there. Haven't even used my spray booth in this space yet, or even worked out how to vent it so far. Did take it all apart and give it a good cleaning though. Due to the Flu and a Mid Century floor too ceiling lamp restoration, haven't been able to spend much time in it lately. There is a small project happening on that granite slab.😉
  18. Try changing your DNS server settings. Your ISP's default DNS servers are not always the best. You can change them.
  19. Forgot about those Squirrel Nut Zippers. What a cool band. Bauhaus... This one was just kind of spooky, anyone remember this?
  20. TJ, I hope she responds. It would be sad to see her get taken. Though I'm sure some of us have been through similar situations. Stuff that has to be cleared out quickly, you have to make hard choices.
  21. Well DUH! You do want the parts to match up in the end without any undo flexing or whatever. Is this really that hard for you to understand
  22. Well. As you can see There are as many ways to do this as there are members here. Myself, I wouldn't start butchering until I had a good fit between the chassis and body. Only then would I start on this modification. For reasons I've already gone through. To each there own.😊 Build it !
  23. Looks like a fairly fragile body, I would take the advise from Bill and Casey although think it would be a good idea to stabilize the body so things don't go south.
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